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Your Private Water Supply

Find resources to manage your private water supply.
Safe drinking water workshops are offered.

Safe drinking water workshops are offered.

Did you know……
  • Over one million Pennsylvania households rely on drilled wells, hand-dug wells, cisterns and even roadside springs for drinking water?
  • Pennsylvania is one of two states in the country without statewide regulations governing private well location, testing and treatment?
  • Pollutants in water that can affect health often show no signs (taste, color, odor)?
  • Private water systems should be tested annually for total coliform bacteria?
  • Many Public Water Systems also rely on groundwater as their primary water source?
  • Independent water testing by a certified laboratory can help homeowners avoid purchasing unnecessary water treatment equipment?

Your drinking water begins as rain or snow and ends at the tap in your home. With about 20,000 new wells being drilled each year and rapidly changing land use, information on proper maintenance of private water supplies becomes a necessary part of a homeowner's education.

Find listings of training sessions for owners of private water systems at http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/courses/home-water-and-septic-system-workshop Workshops are free, but preregistration is required.

Penn State Water Resources

Recovery From Flood Damage

  • Penn State Flood Damage Resources - Links to information on Air and Water Quality, Basement Clean-up, Animal and Crop Resources, Financial Advice, Food Safety and more

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For more information contact:

Diane Oleson
112 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17402
Phone: (717) 840-7408